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Lorry driver admits causing train crash

PUBLISHED: 14:40 29 October 2010

Arvydas Bartasius

Arvydas Bartasius

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A LORRY driver has admitted causing a train crash that left 21 people injured.

Aryvdas Bartasius, 38, drove his lorry on to a level crossing at Little Cornard, near Sudbury, and into the path of an oncoming train on August 17 this year, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The collision derailed the train and injured 21 passengers, including one, solicitor Alan Dickinson, who was left fighting for his life.

Bartasuis, a Lithuanian national from Littleport, near Ely, pleaded guilty to endangering the safety of railway passengers.

The court heard that he drove his lorry on to the crossing without notifying a signalman and “in contravention of notices”.

Andrew Jackson, prosecuting, told the court Bartasius had no previous convictions. However, he did have two previous speeding offences; one on October 10, 2007 and the other on August 11, 2008, for which he had a total of six points on his licence,

He was given conditional bail and will be sentenced on November 26.

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